Almost Free Fun: Green Bay Area Christmas Lights

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Did your parents drive you around town when you were little and make you look at Christmas lights?  Mine did, and I although I thought it was incredibly boring at the time, I now want to do the same for my kids!

Jennifer has a couple of areas to recommend:  The King of Arms subdivision always has a nice display of green and gold lights on the neighborhood-planted and symmetrical trees since a certain #92 lived in the neighborhood in the 1990s.  And of course, you all probably know about the house on the corner of Dousman Street and Platten that puts Clark Griswold to shame.

If the temperature ever reaches a tolerable level (maybe this weekend?), my husband and I plan on putting the kids in the wagon and taking them around the block.  Our De Pere neighborhood has done a nice job with the holiday decorations this year!  Our kids are completely obsessed with Christmas lights this year, so it doesn’t take much to make them happy, either!

Instead of driving around Green Bay aimlessly, you’ll be happy to know there is a website devoted to the best Christmas displays around town called Green Bay Christmas.   A lot of the content is user-submitted photos so you can decide for yourself  if the display is drive-by worthy and which area of town you might want to concentrate on.  It looks like, this year, their Facebook page is getting most of the photos, so you might want to check that out first.

(We say it’s “almost” free fun because you do have to pay for gas depending upon how long and far you go!)

NEW Zoo Holiday Fest December 13-14

December 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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holiday-fest13The NEW Zoo is holding their Holiday Fest on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14.

On these two dates, the zoo will be open extended hours from 5pm – 8pm.  Walk the pathways of the zoo or, for $3, take a horse drawn wagon ride through the Reforestation Camp trails.  Kids can visit with Santa both evenings and parents can take advantage of the big savings at the Paws and Claws Gift Shop!

Regular admission rates apply:

  • Kids under 2:  Free
  • Children 3-15:  $4
  • Adults 16+:  $6
  • Seniors (62+):  $4

There will also be a Breakfast with Santa on December 14 at 8am.  There is an additional charge for this event.

For more information on the NEW Zoo’s Holiday Fest (and Breakfast with Santa), click here.

Breakfast with Santa at the Neville Museum December 14

December 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The Neville Public Museum is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 at 9am.  The morning includes a breakfast buffet and a personal visit from ol’ St. Nick.  All children will receive a wrapped present.

Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.  Kids age one and under are free.  Advance registration is required.

For more information on the Neville’s Breakfast with Santa, click here.

12 Days of Giveaways: Children’s Museum of Green Bay

December 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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children-museumToday’s giveaway in our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways is four admission passes to the Children’s Museum of Green Bay.

The Children’s Museum of Green Bay is place where children play to learn and adults learn to play!  In addition to the permanent interactive and hands-on exhibits, the museum offers programs for kids of all ages, including Science Saturdays and art programming.  The museum hosts special events, as well, including fun activities for the holidays!

To enter today’s giveaway for four admission passes to the Children’s Museum of Green Bay, visit our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways page where you can also read the contest rules, too.

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